Sean Doolittle (Greg Wahl-Stephens/AP)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Sean Doolittle
Position:First baseman
School:University of Virginia
School Type:Four-Year College
Academic Class:Junior
Weight:180 lbs.
Report Date(s):03/24/07

Focus Area
Hitting Ability:Doolittle makes good, consistent solid contact from the left side and should hit for average in the future
Power:He has not been a huge power guy in college, but neither was Ryan Zimmerman at UVa.'s spacious home park. His ability to make solid contact has some thinking he has projectable power.
Running Speed:Doolittle can run a little bit and is more athletic than your typical first baseman.
Arm Strength:Doolittle has above-average arm strength from first. Some like him as a pitching prospect, a southpaw who throws 87-90 mph from the mound.
Fielding:Doolittle has solid hands at first and fields his position well.
Range:An athletic first baseman, Doolittle is not tied to the bag.
Physical Description:Doolittle is athletic, but not huge, drawing comparisons to Wally Joyner.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Good hittability; should hit for average by making consistent, solid contact.
Weaknesses:Power potential. It's hard to say how much power Doolittle will hit for at the next level and might not hit for the kind of pop most like to see from his position.
Summary:Doolittle has excellent hitting skills and should hit well for average as a pro. An athletic first baseman with good hands, his draft status may depend on how much power scouts think he will hit for at the next level. He's a safe, solid draft pick who should have a big-league future. He was a two-way player at Virginia, but most scouts see him as a hitter and not a pitcher.